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  1. talonmm

    What a great gesture by a fellow guitarist

    I never thought I'd post a video of me performing on guitar at this forum since the level of musicianship on here is way beyond what I can do. But this happened over the weekend. I want to give a big thanks to Mike the Guitarist and the entire band and sound guys for the band 45 RPM. I'm a...
  2. talonmm

    Vintage Guitar Show This Weekend In Philly

    Anyone going to the vintage guitar show? I'll be there. Would really like to meet some members there, so I will be wearing a Les Paul forum tee shirt. Please be sure to say hello!
  3. talonmm

    Wait to you see this video - an invited guest played with the wedding band

    Anyone as a guest, ever get up and play with the wedding band? Tell your story (or if you were at a wedding and someone special got up there and played with the band). Here's the story of a guy who did that this weekend - I'll bet you'll enjoy it (I hear he owns a '60 burst too) I write...
  4. talonmm

    Another Audition From Hell

    A few months back I started a thread here with a local craiglist link. There was supposedly a blues band looking for the ultimate guitar player. I was not sure if it was a serious listing or someone trying to be funny. Here's another gem from Long Island Craigslist. If you care to...
  5. talonmm

    What kind of Les Paul is this?

    This guitar caught my eye when I picked up my local music paper. I assume this is a vintage piece that was customized? Dweezil looks to be playing a vintage gold top with p90s and a unique tail piece. The neck looks possibly newer than the rest of the guitar. Anyone know about this guitar...
  6. talonmm

    A Blues Guitar Audition From Hell

    No matter how good a blues player I was, you couldn't drag me to this audition, even if I desperately needed a band to play in. The first link was in my local craigslist section, but the 2nd link below is a very funny retort. Any thoughts or comments on these craigslist listings? My goodness...
  7. talonmm

    Has anyone played this burst and/or have opinions on it?

    It's far for me to travel to, was wondering if anyone had any insights they could share? https://reverb.com/item/3624556-gibson-les-paul-85438 Thanks!
  8. talonmm

    My First Gibson Flying V - are they all like this?

    I purchased a beautiful guitar on ebay and it arrived this week - a stunning, unused 2008 Gibson Flying V 50th Anniversary "guitar of the month". Sorry for the small picture. It sounds like a monster and feels terrific, but.... when I use a strap, the guitar winds up being a couple of...
  9. talonmm

    Tribute Bands

    Went to the Paramount - a small to mid size venue on Long Island NY over the weekend and saw a Motley Crue and & Guns n Roses tribute bands. It got me thinking.... anyone here now or ever in a tribute band? If the individual members of the tribute band look like the members in the real band...
  10. talonmm

    Hanks Guitars - Pittsburgh

    This weekend I was in Pittsburgh to take my son to a couple of Pirates baseball games. Looking on the internet, before our trip was to start, I found a vintage Guitar store, "Hanks Vintage Guitars". They had a great-looking 1958 GT on their website, but they mentioned when I called, that the...
  11. talonmm

    Look what I'm Getting (SRV Guitar)

    Mills Custom Guitars made this SRV replica guitar for me (and customized it just the way I wanted) They have a video on youtube which shows them making a SRV guitar (not this one). The video is a lot of fun to watch! The guitar I am getting has a vintage fender-type neck and if it's...
  12. talonmm

    Cleaning up the neck on a vintage '72 Telecaster

    I purchased an amazing Fender Teleaster on ebay last week from '72 and love the guitar but....... My fingers are turning black from dirt on the neck. I have three questions I'm hoping I can get advise for. I did not pay much for the guitar, so I want to play it, not keep it as a show piece...
  13. talonmm

    Van Halen Guitars

    I finally got a third Van Halen styled guitar and now feel like I have the "big three" guitars. From left to right: Charvel Art Series guitar. Recently I pulled out the original pickup and replaced it with the new EVH Frankenstein pickup. The new pickup is a better, more Eddie like...
  14. talonmm

    NGD - 1958 Les Paul Gold Top

    I'd like to thank all the forum members who contributed to the recent post about this guitar - located at D Town Guitars in Doylestown PA. After reading many of the posts, I believe I had a good idea of what was original on this guitar and what items would need to be replaced to bring it back...
  15. talonmm

    I'd like to introduce my friends....

    Took this photo and submitted it to Vintage Guitar magazine for their back of the magazine where they have subscribers submit pictures of their collection: From Left to right top - row: 1959 Les Paul Standard Sunburst, 1956 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty, 1958 Les Paul Custom, 1958, Les...
  16. talonmm

    Ebay Fraud alert

    This auction will not end well. The pictures are not of my guitar, but the serial number and description are! I purchased a '55 strat on ebay about three months ago and it was serial number 6743. This seller used the same serial number and parts of the description but used different pictures...
  17. talonmm

    My First Real Burst

    My First Real Burst (The Birthday Burst) Very excited to join the burst community with this 1959 vintage guitar. It sounds great and plays great and is a very clean guitar! It's been in a private collection for a long time so I doubt it has been shown on the internet before....
  18. talonmm

    Should I modify this Les Paul Axcess

    I just picked up this Les Paul Axcess with a Floyd Rose and really like it! I love Les Paul Sunbursts and feel the Axcess guitar would look nicer and be a better match on my wall with some of my other Gibson Sunbursts if I put a cream colored pick guard on it. Here's a picture as it currently...
  19. talonmm

    A '59 Burst Second

    Any thoughts on a 1959 Burst marked as a second? If it was designated a second due to a small blemish or mark on the guitar's top, perhaps it's the ultimate irony that the guitar's top is in better condition currently, when compared in 2015 with many of the 1959 "firsts". If the top is in good...
  20. talonmm

    Is the vintage strat market falling or was something wrong with this guitar?

    An old-style ebay auction ended yesterday for a vintage strat. I wanted to provide a link but it appears the seller took it down after the item sold (I believe most of the time auctions are available for review after the item is sold). The '57 vintage sunburst stratocaster and original case...
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